Books About Books

Books about: other books, literacy in general, writers, bookstores, literary culture. Usually non-fiction, but can be fiction as long as books are a central plot theme.


A Lesson in Vengeance
Billy Summers
All's Well
The Reading List
The Last Chance Library
The Bookseller's Secret
The Devil Makes Three
Mrs. Rochester's Ghost
Mrs. March
Emily's House
Never Say You Can't Survive: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories
Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination
So You Want To Build a Library
Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children’s Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls
Isn't It Bromantic? (Bromance Book Club, #4)
Beach Read
The Other Black Girl
Seven Days in June
The Paris Library
Mrs. Rochester's Ghost
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1)
The Last Chance Library
The Reading List
The Ghostwriter
Who Is Maud Dixon?
Writers & Lovers
An Unfinished Story
The Lions of Fifth Avenue
Thief of Lies by Brenda DrakeInkheart by Cornelia FunkeThe Eyre Affair by Jasper FfordeThe Neverending Story by Michael EndeInkspell by Cornelia Funke
Book-Jumping or Book-Travelling
125 books — 66 voters
The Exorcist by William Peter BlattyDracula by Bram StokerFrankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonJaws by Peter Benchley
Paperbacks from Hell
416 books — 30 voters

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Books about Books and Libraries
658 books — 301 voters
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele RichardsonThe Little Paris Bookshop by Nina GeorgeThe Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny ColganThe Uncommon Reader by Alan BennettThe Library Card by Jerry Spinelli
Traveling Libraries
91 books — 13 voters

Viajes ficcionalizados 1 by Albert Also LacasaOnce Upon a Time in Great Britain by Melanie WentzStorybook Travels by Colleen Dunn BatesReading on Location by Luisa MoncadaThe Little House Guidebook by William   Anderson
Literary Travel
179 books — 21 voters
Book Lust by Nancy PearlHowards End is on the Landing by Susan         HillWhen Books Went to War by Molly Guptill ManningThe Novel Cure by Ella BerthoudEx Libris by Anne Fadiman
Books Recommending Books
147 books — 37 voters

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Book Thief
The Thirteenth Tale
84, Charing Cross Road
The Library Book
Fahrenheit 451
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
The Bookshop on the Corner (Scottish Bookshop, #1)
The Uncommon Reader
The Little Paris Bookshop
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

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A.J. Hackwith
The trouble with reading is it goes to your head. Read too many books and you get savvy. You begin to think you know which kind of story you’re in. Then some stupid git with a cosmic quill fucks you over.
A.J. Hackwith, The Library of the Unwritten

Gabrielle Zevin
And then, despite the fact that A. J. does not believe in God, he closes his eyes and thanks whomever, the higher power, with all his porcupine heart.
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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